Operation Clampdown!! Bank Holiday Monday saw the Angling Trust, EA Fisheries Enforcement Team and six VBS Bailiffs out on a close season patrol on the River Avon in Worcestershire and Warwickshire. Using their boat they checked a number of locations including Pershore, Pensham, Nafford, Eckington, Evesham town stretches,Hampton Ferry, Chadbury, Harvington, Offenham and many more
The Environment Agency and Angling Trust are running a pilot project, funded by the fishing licence, testing the benefits of giving members of Voluntary Bailiff Service powers to make fishing licence and byelaw checks. If successful, the initiative’s expansion would allow Environment Agency fisheries officers to focus on investigations into other types of fisheries crime.
Members of the public fishing recreationally should be extremely concerned over a new and rapidly expanding commercial fishery which threatens the South West’s wrasse populations. The Angling Trust is calling for an immediate suspension of the fishery supplying live, wild-caught wrasse to the salmon aquaculture market where they are used to remove parasitic sea lice
Andy Power from Somerset led the way in the latest Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifier at the prolific West Midlands venue, Woodland View Fishery on Saturday, 8th April. Fishing for Preston Innovations, Andy drew peg 25 on Front Deans near the middle of the lake and amassed a brilliant winning weight of 156lbs. Andy said: “I
Snugpak’s Cocoon scoops the Sleeping category prize Snugpak, the UK’s leading sleeping bag and insulated clothing manufacturer, has been announced as the WINNER of the Sleeping category at the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2017 for its innovative Hammock Cocoon. Snugpak’s Hammock Cocoon (RRP £79.95) is a unique all in one insulation system, designed to keep